Staff

Bobbie Labrador

Administrative Assistant

Bobbie is a member of Glooscap First Nation and has been employed as Administrative Assistant at the band office since 2011. She is a loving mom to her two children, Kaden and Camryn and four furbabies and spends much of her spare time volunteering for a local outreach group assisting the homeless and those in crisis.

 

Bobbie lives off reserve, in nearby New Minas but truly enjoys working within her Community assisting its members in any way that she can.


Amanda Peters

Director of Administration

Amanda is a member of Glooscap First Nation and was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley.

 

After graduating from high school in 1999 she attended Mount Allison University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Political Science. She then attended Dalhousie University graduating with a Master of Arts in Political Science. After completing her studies she opted to travel the world for a while and spent a total of 4 ½ years living and working in Japan, South Korea, London England and rural Scotland.

 

Amanda returned to Dalhousie in 2006 to pursue a double masters in Information Management and Public Administration. Following graduation in 2009 Amanda was hired by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC) as a Policy Analyst for First Nations Health, a position she held for one year before taking on the role of Senior Health Policy Analyst.

 

Amanda was hired by Glooscap First Nation as the Director of Administration in June 2013 and hopes to bring the skill set she has developed over the years to help in any way she can. Amanda now lives in Falmouth with her husband. Msit Nogama


Gail Tupper

Natural Resource and Environment Officer

Gail Tupper was born and raised on the Glooscap First Nation. She moved off reserve to Windsor when she was 22 and started a family. Gail’s’ mother, Patricia Smith and sister still reside in the community . Gail has two sons, Matthew and Ryan and a grandson, Justin and granddaughter, Allie.  She now lives at Sunken Lake with her husband, Jake.

 

Gail graduated from Kings Regional Vocational School in 1981 with a certificate in Banking and Finance.  Throughout the years she has upgraded her skills with various computer courses, including Simply Accounting, as well as advanced math and accounting at Acadia University.  Gail was previously employed with the Mi’kmaq First Nation Heath Society as financial controller before moving into the position of Program Coordinator.

 

 Gail was hired in January, 2013 as the new Fisheries Coordinator and is very pleased to be able to work in her home community.  She looks forward to bringing fisheries information to community members through various workshops and newsletters.


Marilyn Perkins

Social Development and Education Officer

Marilyn Perkins, as Social Development Officer administers the Income Assistance and Assisting Living which are funded from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada (AANDC), using the National Social Programs Manual.  To find more information on these programs please go to the AANDC website:  http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng

 

As Education Officer, Marilyn administers the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada (AANDC) Education Program for on-reserve secondary students.  The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq administrator the Post-Secondary Program.   Under the Education New Paths Program Glooscap First Nation was able to secure funding to create a Resource Centre, located at the Variety Store.   This centre will be providing computers for community members to use to achieve their goals in the area of education.

 

In November, 2012 I was appointed as the Mi’kmaq Representative for the AVRSB.  As the representative of the board, I become a member of the Council of Mi’kmaq Educators (CME).  The Council of Mi’kmaq Educators report to the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Child Development.  Within the AVRSB, I set on three committees, Education, Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human Rights.

 

As both your Social Development Officer and Education Officer, my goal is to provide the necessary funds and programs to have a healthy, knowledgeable and educated community.


Amanda Francis

Native Employment Officer (NEO)

Amanda is a member of Glooscap and is the daughter of Cherie Francis. She has lived on the reserve for the past 14 years and resides with her spouse Chris and their 4 children Zoe, Emma, Koben and Lydia.

 

She worked at Michelin in Waterville from July 2005 to February 2014 as a tire builder and taking part in any opportunities that would add to her skill sets such as Train the trainers which allowed her to train the new employees. She was also the safety spoke for her shop which gave her the responsibility of ensuring the machines were in proper working order and that her team mates were working in a safe manner at all times.

 

She decided that Michelin was not the career she wanted nor did it allow for the personal time she needed to raise a happy and healthy family so she decided to pursue something new.  In February 2014 she became the Native Employment Officer which allows her to work with in the community with members on and off the reserve. She enjoys helping and presenting opportunities that will better the lives of all members whether it is assisting with finding gainful employment or furthing their education.


David Smith

Maintenance and Housing Officer

Dave Smith has been employed with Glooscap First Nation for over ten years as a maintenance officer. In the past year Dave has taken training to become a Community Based Water monitor for Glooscap First Nation by NSCC in Dartmouth, N.S. and test water for the reserve on a weekly basis and work with the Town of Hantsport on water issues that pertain to the reserve.

Dave also supervises and oversees the work by the Glooscap carpentry crew which was put together in August of 2012. Dave has recently taken over the housing position for the Band and will be working with CMHC and other agencies to acquire funding for new home builds on reserve and emergency repairs to houses.

 

David is trained in Emergency Management and is the emergency coordinator for Glooscap First Nation which is a volunteer position. Dave enjoys working for the Glooscap Band Office and looks forward to many more years with them.


Charlotte Warrington

Health Director

As the Health Director of Glooscap First Nation, I attend meetings, workshops and educational sessions with various organizations to ensure that all current up-to-date information is brought back to the Chief and Council, Health Staff and Community Members. I also sit on various committees both in the community and outside organizations.  The director’s position is also responsible to deal with human resource issues such as; interviews, conducting performance reviews, as well as organizing training and development for the staff.  It’s my responsibility to plan, direct and oversee the operations of the Health Centre.  I work closely managing and motivating the health staff to ensure that all programs provided at the Health Centre run effectively and efficiently.  Some of the duties that are required of me include filing, typing, answering/directing phone calls, reporting, budgeting and ensuring that the Health Centre is meeting all requirements as stated in our contribution agreement from Health Canada.


Kellie Walsh

Health Centre Receptionist

Kellie was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley. She has been employed as the Health Centre Receptionist since March 2014 and is thoroughly enjoying the people she gets to meet and work with. She lives in Hantsport with her husband and two daughters, Mya and Kamryn. Kellie enjoys baseball, reading, spending time with friends and loves to be around the water.


Tammy Pineo

NADACA and Community Support Worker

Tammy Pineo was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley. She is the daughter of Arnold Rafuse and Wendy Francis, and a member of Glooscap First Nation. After spending 18 years as a stay at home parent, she decided to explore post-secondary education. Her interest in working with people in improving the quality of life, and her values regarding healthy living and well – being, brought her to the Human Services Program at the Nova Scotia Community College. She received her Diploma in Human Services – Open Concentration in June 2009. Tammy currently is employed by the Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselling Association of Nova Scotia and Glooscap First Nation. Tammy recently moved to Centreville, where she shares her home and life with her husband Tim and their blended family.


Lorraine Whitman

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Coordinator

Lorraine is a member of Glooscap First Nation, daughter to the late Chief Joseph Peters and Doris (Brooks) Peters, and granddaughter to the late Chief Louis Peters of Bear River. She is one of fourteen children, and was born and raised in Middleton, Annapolis County. She attended Middleton Regional High School where she graduated in 1978. During her summers’, she worked at Kejimkujik National Park as a guide and junior park warden. After completing her grade twelve, she joined Katimavik for nine months, living in Victoria, B.C., Mississauga, ON, and lastly was immersed for three months in the French community of Les Étroits, Q.C. She then spent 1 ½ years on a herb farm in the Annapolis Valley before relocating with her partner, now husband, Tom to Cutknife Saskatchewan - she worked on a beef farm before later moving to Edmonton for 6 ½ years.

 

Lorraine attended Grant McEwan College at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with honours from a five-year program as a Rehabilitation Practitioner. From there she held a position at Kaska Industries, where she developed, implemented and reviewed personal and educational programs for individuals with physical needs and challenges in Edmonton schools, for work placements and for social environments. Lorraine and her husband returned to Nova Scotia in 1987 to raise their daughter and start their horticulture business.

 

In 1989, Lorraine was hired as the social development officer for Glooscap First Nation and was an elected councillor from 1997 until 2012.

 

In 2010 Lorraine attended Yellow Quill College, receiving her diploma as a community diabetes prevention worker – she graduated with honours and as class valedictorian. Lorraine returned to her position as the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Coordinator of Glooscap First Nation in June 2013.

 

Lorraine was a CMM post-secondary education board member for over fifteen years, served as a health committee member for the Tripartite Forum for over ten years, and was the Mi’kmaq representative on the Annapolis Valley School Board. In addition to all of this experience, Lorraine has certification and training from the Canadian Red Cross in a variety of fields.

 

She is an artisan and a volunteer in her church and at the local elementary school.


Tammy Mudge

Community Health Representative (CHR)

Tammy is a member of Glooscap First Nation. She currently resides in the Glooscap community with her husband and two young children. Tammy is a member of the Glooscap Culture and Tourism Committee and the Glooscap Chapel and Cemetery Committee. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys playing guitar, hiking and snowshoeing and can be found working with her family in the community garden.

 

Tammy has extensive volunteer experience with a variety of organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Samaritan’s Purse, and the Saint John Boys and Girls Club. In 2013 Tammy received a graduate diploma in Business Administration from NBCC. During her time there she was president of the Student Council and a board member on the Council of Student Executives for all NBCC campuses. In February of 2013 Tammy, along with two of her colleagues, won third place in the National Vanier Business Case Competition.

 

In May of 2014, Tammy was hired by Glooscap First Nation as the Community Health Representative. Tammy’s past volunteer, education, and work experience will benefit her position both as a liaison between Glooscap First Nation members and Health Canada and as a Community Health Representative.


Adrian Graves

Mi’kmaq Physicial Activity Strategy Coordinator

Adrian is currently working as the Mi’kmaq Physical Activity Coordinator for both Glooscap and Annapolis Valley First Nations. His academic background is in Recreation Management and Kinesiology from Acadia University and UNB. He is currently working towards an MBA in Global Leadership from the University of Fredericton. His interests surround the outdoors and outdoor recreation. He loves backcountry camping, canoeing, cycling and snowshoeing. As the MPAL for Glooscap and Annapolis Valley, Adrian will be implementing various recreation opportunities for our community. Please feel free to drop in and say hello or provide suggestions about programs or opportunities you would like to see in the community.


Tanya Greencorn

Community Health Nurse (CHN)

Tanya Greencorn has been a Registered Nurse for 14 years. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Tanya’s career in nursing has provided her with an opportunity to provide care for clients across the life spectrum. She loves being a nurse and learning something new every day. The last 9 years Tanya spent nursing in the Great Canadian North. She moved back to Nova Scotia, Kentville area, in May of 2013 and loves being back on her  home soil. Tanya has a wide variety of experience which she looks forward to using to promote health within the community. On a more personal level, Tanya is a mother to two young children, a boy Nicholas and a girl Avery. She loves spending time with her children and family. Tanya enjoys the outdoors and looks forward to learning about gardening as she now has a huge yard with many flower beds to tend.  Tanya’s office door is open and the phone is always close by.


Betty Jo Leopold

Assisted Living Support Worker

I currently work for Glooscap First Nations doing Assisted Living care. I also work at Bonny Lea Farm where I am a Participant Support Worker. I graduated from NSCC in 2011 with a diploma in Human Services- Disability Support. When I am not supporting people at work I enjoy my time with my fiancee Lewis, our Valley bulldog, Blue, my garden/indoor plants, going for walks, and of course a good book.

 

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." –Albert Einstein


Ray Imai

Financial Controller